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For Hamilton County Reader«" 2 HUNDRED NL LION MARKS IS SAID TO BE SIM Germany's new Offer to Al lies Said to Contain Proposition on Re parations. CABLE NOT YET HERE Nothing to be Made Public in Berlin Until To morrow. (By The Associated Press.) Berlin, April 25.—The payment by Germany of two hundred billion gold marks in the form of reparations is, roughly, the proposal submitted to the United States for transmission to the allies, according to those in close touch with the government today. The payments would be spread over a period of from 30 to 42 years, or less, according to Germany's economic recovery. Economic pledges are of fered by the government as guarantees of payment. Tlilg offer of Germapy, it is indi cated, inclines more townrd the sum fixed by the Paris conference, rather than the offer of Germany at the London conference, which was sum marily rejected by the allies. Not Made Public. Berlin (Noou) April 25.—The Ger man government refuses today to make public the note to the allies on repara tions in order to give President Hard ing an opportunity to consider it and make inquiries if he desires to do so before forwarding it to the allies. The reichstag will not be given the text of the note until tomorrow. For eign Minister Simons announcement in the reichstag today was merely pre sented "a statement of Germany's for eign relations," and did not divulge the contents of the proposal on reparations. Is New Proposition? Berlin, April 25.—Germany's counter proposals on reparations, it was learned today, refrained from mentioning the proiwsal that Germauy assume all debts of the allies to the Tnited States. England and France Ready. London, April 25.—Lloyd George, prime minister of England, stated in the house of commons this afternoo'i that if the uew German reparations propositions, which have not yet been received iiere, are unsatisfactory, Great Britain will support France at the allied conference next Saturday in a program for the occupation of the Wcstplialiau coal fields. Note is Delayed. Washington, D. C., April 25.—There has been an unexplained delay in the transmission from Berlin of the Ger man counter proposals on reparations delivered last night to American Com missioner Drexel at the German capi tal, said the state department here today. Officials of that department had expected to have it before th'em today when they reached their offices, but it has not yet reached here. The GermAn memoranda is under stood to be a lengthy one and it Is probable that It was ESTABLISHED IN 18*7.<p></p>GERMANS not put upon the cables until late last night, as con siderable time would be required for the coding of it. To Spare Harding. Berlin. April 25.—The German peo ple's party leader stated tonight that the new reparations proposals Germanv is making are such that the entente cannot afford to ignore them 'that Germany, in view of the offer of the United States, is determined to make a reparations offer such as will spare J. S. MELVIN GOES TO THERM-A-JUG CO. To Have Charge of Financ ing and Collections of Company. ,T. S. Melvin, who was formerly local manager for the Hanson & Tyler Auto company, has associated himself with the Therm-a-Jug company and will have charge of the financing and collections of the company. Mr. Melvin has been interested in the company for some time and is now one of the di rectors. The Therm-a-Jug company is now making and shipping- 150 jugs a day. The company has on hand at present unfilled orders for approximately 10, 000 Therm-a-Jugs. FORMER BRITISH WOMAN CHAMPION IS WINNER GOLF MEET (By The Associated Treys.) Brookwood, England, April 25.—Miss Temple Dobell, former British woman champion, won in a scratch play the golf meet at West Hill today by a score of 82 for 18 I.oles. Miss Elexa Stirling, the American champion, tied for ninth place. 2 AGED WOMEN ARE HURT WHEN A CAR HITS THEIR BUGGY (By The Associated Tress.) Waterloo, Iowa, April 23.—Mrs. A. G. Parsons, aged OS years, received injuries whicli physicians fear may prove fatal. Mrs. 1'. Bentley, aged 09. was severely injured and two others received minor hurts last night when a oar driven by E. L. Bartlie struck a buggy in which they were riding. One horse was killed. Wilson Honored by Tree in Hall of Fame (By The Associated Tress.) Washington, D. April 25.—The first tree to be nominated by a I'. S. senator for a place in the hull ol' fame for trees with a history: one in honor i.f Woodrow Wilson and also the "Old Tine" at DartJiiouth college are an nounced by the American Forestry as sociation. Senator Charles L. McXary uoniiiiat cd a walnut at Sulem, Ore., planted by Mrs. Eugene Breynian. a pioneer in the Oregon country 5.'5 years ago. The tree hears several, tons of nuts annually ai:d has a circumference of ten foot eleven indies where Senator McXary's head would touch the trunk. The meas urement was made by Prof. Iteed of the department of agriculture. The tree in honor of Woodrow Wil son is in front of the Brooks Memorial Art gallery in Overton park at Mem phis, Tenn. Saengerfest Feature Saxons* Convention (By The Associated Tress.) Cleveland, April 25.—A saoiigerfest in which choruses of more than l.tKNI men and women will participate will be one of the features of the iinniial convention of the central alliance of Transylvania Sax ins here May 2-X, 2!i. and Five thousand persons are ex pected to attend. lous in her present action. This party leader declared that France would have the least of reasons to reject the new proposals, which he hinted as having been designed to President Harding any embarrassment represent a liberal compromise by and not make Germany appeaT ridicu- Germany. comir-y AuuistHf. -iSH'e Well Known Member of the City Council and Prom inent Citizen Pass es Away. FUNERAL TOMORROW A Man of Wide Influence and Power in This Community. M. L. McCollough, a resident of Web ter City since 1 S7t» and one of the Us known and prominent men of thoj community, died yesterday about noon at the home ol" his adopted daughter, J-Ts. Harry I). Ambrose, 7.'!S Bank street. He had been in poor health for several months with heart trouble and for some weeks had been bedfast. Specialists had been consulted and everything possible had been dune to restore him to health. The funeral will be held from the Ambrose home tomorrow afternoon at. 2 o'clock and at the Methodist clUlrch ac 2 :.'!0, with the Masonic order at tending. I.)r. K. T. Chipperlicld. his p'stor. and Kev. F. W. (Jinn, of Fort Dodge, a former Methodist pastor here, will conduct the services. M. L. McCollough had been identified with the business interests of Webster City since he left his father's farm and me here in 1ST!. lie had been a mom her of the city council since the adop tion of the city manager plan and his iifluenee and popularity was fully at tested iu the large vote always given him by his fellow citizens when he was (•ailed to serve them. He was born in Monroe county, Ohio, Oct. 27. 1S51. he father followed the trade of shoe making and later engaged in agricult ure and was a prominent citizen of Ohio until he removed to Iowa in 1N00. In that year be settled iu Marshall county, where he farmed until his death. Early Manhood. M. L. McCollough received his educa tion in the public schools of Marshall county. His father was a prominent farmer in that region. He remained on bis father's farm, actively assisting in the labors of tilling the soil until 1ST!*, when he moved to Webster City and began a career which made his name prominent in different commercial capacities. His tirst business, connec tion was with I. W. Packard, with whom he was associated iu the hnyin and shipping of grain for three years. Ii iss:», he .--peiit a year at Woolstock buying grain for X. G. Omstead. lie returned to Webster City the same year and entered the employ of Frank Bros, in their clothing store. This association continued for five years. In Sopteuilier, 1888, lie established himself hi business in partnership with F. S. Currie under the lirm name of Currle ft McCollough. They dealt in clothing and iueu's furnishings, and in the eight years of their business connection es tablished a nourishing and prosperous eineern which gradually grew to be «.ne of the largest clothing enterprises in Webster City. In 1S!M tlie partners d'sjiosed of their interests in this line and opened a real estate, loan and insurance business which they con ducted under the name of Currie & McCollough until I'.NKt. As :ui Auctioneer. In this year the partnership was definitely dissolved and Mr. McCol 1 ugh gave his entire attention to his iiuctionccriiig business, which he had started as a side line twenty years lie fore. I'p to this time he had given it very little attention, but when his real estate business was disused of, be gave all his energies to the reorganiza tion and development of his auctioncci ing business. He subsequently owned WEBSTEB CITr, IOWA* MONDAY, APRIL 25, 1921. MAKE Father and two Children Die in Fire M.LMcC0LL0UEH*SKSTHATFEWER MMM URAT PATENTS BE GRANT KTDLUTM LLTKT ED TO FOREIGNERS SINGE 1879, DIES (By The Associated Press.) Washington, D. C., April 25.—There is much activity among German citi zens iu obtaining patents from the American government embodying navy principles and American railroad artil lery and ordnance principles, which hi.s lead Secretary Weeks to ask con gress to put a limit in the granting of patents to foreigners. The war secretary said that 201 ordnance patents have been obtained in this country by German citizens since July 1 and that all have been tranfer red to Frederick Krupp, the well known (i rman manufacturer of ordnance at Kesen. PLACES $6,000 IN POCKET AND SHOOTS TOP HIS HEAD OFF (Uy The Associated Press.) Centerville, Iowa, April,25.—Edward 1.arris, aged 50, of Mystic, a bachelor, put $0,000 in securities and cash iu his pocket this morning and then shot the top of his head off. ffe.was despondent over ill health and had told neighlwrs tint he feared he would lose his mind. POST OFFICE AT SOMMERSET ROBBED AT AN EARLY HOUR (By The Associated Tress.) Des Moines. Iowa, April 25.—Tolk county officers today were notified that the post otfice at Summerset, twelve miles south of here, was broken into and robbed at an early hour today stamps and money to the amount of $150 were taken. DEMAND ONE BIL LION GOLD MARKS BEFORE APRIL 30 (By The Associated Press.) Paris. April 25. -The allied repara tions committee today sent a note to the German war burdens committee de manding that one billion gold marks be deposited in the Bank of France before April .'10. the feed barn cast of the market souarc. In T.MIS he extended his acti vities to include a grain business in connection with the two other depart ments of his enterprise but dicontiiiucd this in I'.Hl. Mr. McCollough was a director in the First National bank and bad held this otiicc since l'.KII. lie was also prominent in political circles. 11 is citizenship was representative of the best and his life and activities have been a dominating factor in the civic growth of Webster City. On November 25, 1.N75, Mr. McCol lough was united in marriage to Miss Frances Shewalter. a native of Clinton county, Ohio, who survives him. Mr. McCollough had lieen a pronii eeiit factor iu lnc:il |Nlitical affairs and gained I lie recognition of his fel low citizens for ability and integrity during his first service in the city eoun back iu IKxx. From 1S1H) to 1S!M he was one of the supervisors of Ham ilton county, and in this line of acti vity was distinguished by the same ability which marked his entire career. He had not concentrated on one line of activity but bad engaged in various enterprises, in all of which lie was suc cessful anil all of which have lieen forceful factors in the advancement of Webster City, commercially, financially riid politically. PEACE RESOLD HON IIP SEN ATE Resolution to End State of War Reported out of Committee Favor ably Today. FIGHT AGAINST IT Democrats in Committee Voted Against it and Will Fight. (By The Associated Tress.) Washington, D. C.. April 25.—The Knox peace resolution was reported out favorably today iiy the senate foreign relations committee. A few of the Democratic members of the committee voted in opposition and announced their intention to make a fight on the floor of the senate against adoption. Although the committee did not de cide upon the time when the resolution is to come up for action, Chairman Lodge has planned to call it up to morrow. The vote in the committee was 9 to 2. All the Itcpublicans sup ported it and two Democrats—I'om erene. of Ohio, and Titfman. of Nevada —voted against it. Other Democrats who were absent were given the priv ilege later of recording tlieir votes in opposition. Minor changes, only, have been made iu the resolution as it was received from Senator Knox, of Pennsylvania, its author. The principal change is an amplification of that section to end the war with Austria-Hungary, making it practically the same as that applying to the German government. 4 YEAR OLD BOY KILLED BY AUTO DRIVER IN JAIL (By The Associated Tress.) Marshalltown. Iowa. April 25.—Rus sell I.i.Jter, aged I. was killed almost instantly Saturday night'when he was struck by an auto driven by a Mr. Vinton, at Whittcn. Vintou claims the child ran iu front of his car, but wit nesses s:iy the little one was sitting on the curb when hit. Vinton is iu jail awaiting an investigation. VOLCANO HEAT WILL PROVIDE ELECTRIC LIGHT (By The Associated Tress.) Honolulu. T. II., April 25.-—The beat i.f Kilauca volcano, whose groat, )»er petually active cr.iter. 112 miles from Ililo on the Island of Hawaii, daily provides an awe-inspiring spectacle for crowds of tourists, is to lr utilized to provide electric light and power for (•very town hamlet and industry on the island, if the purposes of a memorial recently addressed to the legislature ot Hawaii are worked out. The memorial asks the territory to appropriate ?25.mo. to be matched by a miliar amount from the Hawaiian Volcano Researdi association, for bor ings and oilier preliminary work. The memorial cites the fact that \olcauic heat already is being used on a large scale for the production of power in Italy. The Kilauca project has been indorsed a-, feasible by the Tan-Tacific scientitie congress which met here last August. The possibility of recovering sulphur, copper and, perhaps. other minerals from the gases of the crater, as well as using the power generated to extract nitrogen from the air also is iioiutcd out in the memorial. ODD FELLOWS CELE BRATION TOMORROW Anniversary of the Order to be Celebrated in City. Webster City Odd Fellows and their families will celebrate the anniversary of the founding of this order tomorrow evening in Odd Fellows hall. Com mittees from the Odd Fellows and both Bebekah lodges are cooperating to give a program of special interest to all. Refreshments are to be served and a social evening enjoyed. All Odd Fellows and their families and all Rebekalis and families are invited to attend. ARREST 2 YOUNG MEN FOR ATTEMPT ED BANK ROBBERY (By The Associated Press.) Ccntervilic, Iowa. April 25.—Arthur C. Conger, aged 22. and Bernard Wes e], aged 20. are in jail here charged with attempting to rob the Exline Sav ings bank Saturday. l'oys saw two men in the bank, but they had tied when the officers arrived. Conger and Wessel were arrested at their homes. Nothing was taken from the bank. MARINE ENGINEERS BENEFIT ASSOCIA TION CALLS STRIKE (By The Associated Press.) New York. April 25.—The Marine En gineers Benefit association today is sued a strike proclamation to be effec tive May 1. This announcement was made after their representative had broken off negotiations with the Amer ican Steamship Owners association at a conference to effect new working agreements. I'nion leaders claim that 100,000 fire men, boiler men and water tenders will lc affected and that a strike of inter national proportions may develop among ship employees. To Replant Forests of Green Mountains (By The Associated Tress.) .Moutpclicr. Vt.. April 25.—A drive is being made in this state to set au example for the nation iu forest reliab ili.ilion. Warnings by ex|ierts that ex tensive timber cutting bids fair to change the historic Green mountains ii'to a sad colored brown range have sunk deep in the minds of the farmers ami hundreds are seeking to heal the I.road sciirs left by the axnien. For the la:-t few years prudent grangers have been setting out an aver age of 504M00 forest seedlings each -pring on denuded wood lands of Ut ile or no agricultural value. Itc|Nrts siiow that at least NO |ier cent of these youngsters are developing rapidly into sturdy trees. Near East Relief has Balance of $367,219 Washington, 1. \. April 25.-—Ac counting for the disbursement of .i:. 1211.1 IT in I'.Cti and a total of $iio.(NK», 04MI to date, iucliidiui flour, clothing and medical supplies, the annual rei»ort of the Near Fast Belief, incorporated by congress Aug. 4». 1!I11. was tiled with congress here by Charles V. Viekrey. general secretary of the relief organiza tion. Tlit* report includes mi audi tors' statement bv a linn of chartered accountants, whose travelling auditors ii the Held check on all expenditures by the Near East Belief. A balance 0*1 hand of $'0T,210 is reported. Hamilton County's Oldest Newspaper NO.<p></p>OFFER 52. FATHER LOSES LIFE TRYING TO SAFE DAUGHTERS James Vulcano, Des Moines Baker, Des With Two Little Daughters in Midnight Fire. HOME IS BURNED Goes Back Into House for Daughters and Never Returns. (By The Associated Press.) Des Moines. Iowa, April 25.—.lames Vulcano, 28 years of age. and two daughters, Mary aged -. and Louisa, aged were killed in a fire which des troyed their home at 410 south Union street at. midnight last night. One child was suffocated while the father and the other child were burned to death. Mrs. Vulcano escaped. Guided Wife Out. Vulcano guided his wife to safety and then returned to the house for the children. He never came out of the house. His body was found at the foot of the stairs. Charles Furnaro. who lived adjoin ing. discovered the lire. All the rear part of the structure where the Vul cano family slept, was hiirncd. Coroner Cliff, after a preliminary examination, expressed the belief that the fire start ed iu a garage next to the house. Vulcano was foreman iu a bakery. THREE MEN NOM INATED BY PRES IDENT FOR JOBS (By The Associated Press.) Washington, 1). C.. April 25.—Francis M. Cordon, of Siokaiie. Wusli., has been nominated by President Harding to be assistant secretary of the interior. Itobert H. Lovett. Illinois, has been nominated for assistnlit attorney gen eral. Theodore 5. Itisley. Illinois, has been nominated as solicitor for the depart ment of labor. TWO DES MOINES OFFICERS CHARGED WITH MALFEASANCE (By The Associated Press.) I)es Moines, Iowa, April 25.—Charges of malfeasance in oflici* are to be bulged sgaiust Jack Bropliy. chief of Des Moines detectives, and Frank Harty, night captain, formally this afternoon. Sheriff Kobb said today. The charges are to be based on the affidavits made public Saturday, the sheriff said. Sheriff Kobb also said that he expects to ask the suspension of the two men, pending the investigation. Marriage to be Ob ligation in Turkey (By The Associated Press.) Constantinople. April 2.").—Marriage will be made au obligation in Turkey, if the law proposed by Salih Bey. deputy from Erzeroum, iusses the An gora iMirliament. The depopulation of the country is such, according to Salih Bey. that the Turkish race will short ly be inferior to the number of Greeks tul Armenians. He iloclared that while the old time Turk was willing to take as many as four wives, the modern one is slow iu taking one. In National Turkey the police now impose fines on couples living out of wedlock.